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The Oberoi Amarvilas

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Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Arriving in the Amarvilas after negotiating the chaotic streets of Agra was like arriving in an oasis of calm. We were escourted through the very spacious and beautifully decorated public areas and taken to our room - huge, beautiful and opening onto a large balcony facing the Taj - though as this was evening we could not see it! We...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your review on trip Advisor. I am delighted to read that you had a pleasant stay with us and the service, the cuisine and your private balcony dinner was to your liking. The swimming pool is amongst the highlights of the hotel where one can...

Winchfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We came from the UK to visit the Taj Mahal, a childhood dream of mine. There were five of us and, unlike the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, the Oberoi was happy to accommodate the three children in an adjacent room to us. This was our first Oberoi experience and we were not disappointed. Aside from the magical setting,...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It gives me immense pleasure to read that you enjoyed the product and the services of the hotel and the magnificent views of the Taj Mahal and the beautifully manicured gardens from the room, lobby and the lounge area exceeded your expectations. We also offer...

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 30 December 2014

What a magical place! Loved our experience at the Oberoi at Agra - it was the perfect place to stay for a visit to the Taj Mahal. The hotel is beautiful, the view of the Taj is as promised, the service was perfect (attentive but not too overbearing) and the evening private meal on our balcony served by our own...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comment on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed different aspects of the hotel during your stay with us. The hotel offers magnificent views of the Taj Mahal and beautifully manicured gardens from all the rooms and most of the public areas. It is my pleasure...

Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

I have always loved the oberoi Vilas properties and have visited them in the past and found the experience great I decided to bring my family to Amar Vilas this winter to see the taj and Agra fort and fatehpur The rooms are excellent and taj facing The bathrooms are luxurious The heated pool and the ambience around it is...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comment on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed different aspects of the hotel during your stay with us. The picturesque gardens and heated swimming pool during winter adds to the appeal of the hotel while the serenity soothes the mind. We also have our Oberoi...

Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2014

This is a very nice hotel close to the Taj. The rooms are lovely and the surrounding gardens are beautiful. I think though that the service could be improved. Check in was vague and not particularly clear and they tried to charge extra for things that were included in our rate at check out.The staff in the restaurants are also...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the surroundings and the rooms were to your liking. However, It is with regret I read that we fell short to meet your expectation in numerous aspects during your stay. I have made a note of the...

Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 December 2014

This hotel is exquisite in every way from the entrance, to the grounds, to the lobby and the rooms. We were on the top floor with a long balcony with a spectacular view of the Taj. We stayed three nights because we didn’t want to risk going to the Taj in the rain. As it turned out, it did rain...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on trip advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and the magnificent views of the Taj Mahal from the lobby, lounge and your bedroom. The hotel is Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort is a...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 27 December 2014

we spent 2 days/nights in this hotel. Extremly friendly staff , in the restaurant we were served with a big smile. Never felt so welcome anywhere. Lovely rooms. But the extra price for the terrace with view of the Taj isn't worth the money. The monument is to far away to enjoy it clearly. Fantastic swimming pool. Part of a...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. It is my pleasure to read that you had a pleasant stay with us. The Taj Mahal is situated at about 600 meters from the hotel allowing uninterrupted views of the monument and beautifully manicured gardens from all our rooms and most of the public...

Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Public Spaces: A+ - Among the most dramatic and luxurious settings I have ever experienced - both within the hotel's grounds and, of course, the "to die for" view of the Taj. Service: A+ - It doesn't get any better than this. Room: A - Lovely room and incredible view of the Taj. Interior design of rooms, however, don't quite...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that the view of the Taj Mahal and the beautifully manicured gardens from every guest room was to your liking. We appreciate your feedback regarding the food in our Indian specialty restaurant and the same has been discussed with...

Midland, Texas
Reviewed 26 December 2014

This is one of the finest hotels I have found anywhere in the world, even nicer that the Oberoi Mena House overlooking the Pyramids in Giza! Every room has a beautiful view of the Taj Mahal. Security is excellent and the setting is absolutely peaceful especially after a mind numbing 5 hour journey by private car from Delhi and the...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor with regards your stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and the architecture and cuisine was to your liking. Your generous praise of the hotels location, views of the Taj Mahal from the rooms and the cuisine is...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We are a family of 4 and travelled from Delhi in the morning. The first impression is amazing as we had the first view of the Taj Mahal as we walked in to the Lobby. The hotel is so beautiful and the photos of it do not give it justice. The views of the Taj Mahal from the bedrooms and...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comment on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed different aspects of the hotel during your stay with us. The hotel offers magnificent views of the Taj Mahal and beautifully manicured gardens from all the rooms and most of the public areas. We also have a...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Cuisines: Indian, Asian, International
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Taj Mahal is extraordinary as much for what it is as how it has escaped the banality of cliché. For 350 years, this monument evokes a sense of wonder. Only by being there can you witness its true majesty, its symmetry, its setting and the delicacy of its carved marble inlaid with precious stones. Now just suppose you were to overlook it from your hotel room? The Oberoi Amarvilas is 600 metres from this tribute to love. The lavish interiors and elaborate gardens add to the serenity of the scene. The guestrooms are palatial: all have magical views and are luxuriously furnished with traditional fabrics, white marble, hand-crafted ornaments and every modern amenity. There is a luxury spa offering a range of therapies, a swimming pool where snacks and drinks are served; an ornamented ballroom and fine restaurants to suit the international palate. But the lobby lounge is a feast for the eye designed, as it was, around that glorious view of the Taj Mahal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oberoi Amarvilas

Address: Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: $667 - $1,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Amarvilas 5*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra
Oberoi Hotel Agra
Oberoi Agra
Agra Oberoi
Amarvilas Agra
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#1 Business Hotel in Agra
#1 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agra
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
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